In this look back at the John A. Burns School of MEdicine (JABSOM) one year ago, Steve Gonsalves of Maui, now a 2nd year medical student, is interviewed after the Class of 2015 White Coat Ceremony.
News reporter Ben Guiterrez asked Steve what it’s like to be chosen to enter the University of Hawai`i’s medical school–only 66 are chosen to each entering class, from more than 1,600 applicants. And he asks what Steve is most looking forward to.
Steve’s answers, if you can’t watch the video, are:
What does it mean to get here? Steve: “It means a lot. I did a lot to be here, going through some programs like Imi Ho`ola. (Imi Ho`ola is JABSOM’s “Those Who Seek to Heal” post-baccalaureate study.) “It means a lot to be here right now.” What are you looking forward to? “Getting into some PBL sessions, getting to know my classmates, getting to the books.” PBL, what’s that? Steve: “Problem-Based Learning.” PBL is JABSOM’s innovative, hands-on curriculum, designed to foster creative thinking and problem-solving and promote life-long learning habits.
We’re proud of you, Steve. See, first year was a breeze!